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The Four-College Bonus

Here's a plus for Clarkson's location: you have access to resources — and entertainment possibilities — equivalent to what you would expect to find at a university with more than 12,000 students. The reason? Great cooperation among our four area colleges.

In addition to SUNY Potsdam across town, our neighbors include St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton, both located in Canton, N.Y., just 10 miles away. Thanks to a cooperative agreement among all four colleges, as a student you get to share their collective intellectual resources at no extra cost.

If you're looking for an elective course not offered at Clarkson, in music or foreign language, for example, you have options at SUNY Potsdam or St. Lawrence. You can cross-register for up to two courses a year with no increase in tuition. Plus, you have access to more than a million books among the four college libraries, with electronic access to all four catalogs (in addition to our worldwide "supercatalog" for interlibrary loan).

In addition, you also get to enjoy the social and cultural events, concerts, performances, and entertainers of all four campuses, with special events publicized through joint calendars.

Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1970, the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley is an independent not-for-profit educational consortium with four members: Clarkson University, SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University.

The consortium was created as a regional multipurpose organization to expand the number and variety of educational opportunities for students, faculty and the community.